I had to separate a rooster from the rest of the flock this week. Even though he is in a separate pen, he continues to call for his hens every time he sees food bits.
A rooster will pick up food he sees and drop it, call his hens, and continue to pick up and drop the food. This is so the hens will find the food easily. He will do without to make sure his hens have what they need.
This picture of selflessness is an amazing example in nature of the masculine role.